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CBS
Nov 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
cairo. >> reporter: egypt and israel are the top recipients of u.s. foreign aid. what kind of leverage does the u.s. have? >> president obama has pledged $1 billion in aid to the egyptian government. that money is incredibly important to the egyptians. their economy has been faltering. in addition, the egyptian military receives almost $1.3 billion per year from the united states. in addition, the egyptian government is looking for support from other actors, like the international monattorney fund and the european union. so all of that-- the money that the egyptian government needs, the u.s. leverage to try to get the egyptians to bring peace to to conflict. >> brennan: juan zarate, thank you. >> thank you. >> brennan: in egypt today, at least 49 children were killed when a train smashed into a school bus. 1190 miles sowpght of cairo. the force of the crash broke the bus in half, and the destruction made it difficult to count and identify bodies. the man in charge of closing the gates at the crossing has been arrested. authorities say he was sleeping when the bus crossed the tracks. tw
CBS
Nov 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
east but now the country has been through a democratic revolution which the u.s. supported egypt is rich by difference, riven by differences. >> holly williams in cairo, thank you. in this country, tonight actor larry hagman is being remembered not only as a worldwide television icon, but also says his former on screen wife actress linda gray as a man who brought joy to everyone he knew. hagman, a real son of texas, born near fort worth in 1931, died in dallas last night from cancer complications, more from manuel bojorquez. >> it was one of the most famous moments in television history. the world asked who shot jr? >> now the world mourns the loss of the actor who played j.r. ewing in the hit cbs show dallas. fans placed flowers on larry hagman's hollywood star after learning the actor died friday at the age of 81. >> come on out, genie. >> hagman rose to game as good-natured astronaut anthony nelson in the 60s tv show i dream of jeannie. >> hagman came from a show business family. his mother was broadway star mary martin who was famous for her role as peter pan. >> i used ewing oi
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> reporter: in the u.s. more than 93% of the soy crop and 88% of corn is genetically engineered. offered to withstand chemical weed killer and corn to repel insects, pesticide is engineered directly into the crenels. 61 countries have gmo labeling laws but the u.s. food and drug administration does not require disclosure genetically engineering techniques calling gmo crops the substantial equivalent of conventional crops. not so says the center for food safeties andrew. >> this new technology genetic engineering puts novel viruses, bacteria and genetic constructs in food that have never been there before. >> fearmongering should not belong on food labels. >> reporter: cathy fairbanks represents the opposition. >> prop 37, it's deceptive and costly. >> reporter: a campaign funded primarily by biotech, chemical and food industry giants, including hersheys which already does label its products overseas. >> the consumers will view that label as a warning when none should exist. the food is the same. it's safe, it's fine to eat. >> reporter: the no campaign claims the measure will co
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian without does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband. law enforcement officials say they found no evidence to refute that. and described kelley as a victim who received and messages.threatening some close to petraeus say he's told them the affair with broadwell began about two months after he took over the central intelligence agency in september 2011. and the affair ended about four months ago. friends of petraeus say he described the trust with broadwell as infrequent and he say he never pursued her after the affair ended. now law enforcement officials stress to us that kelley is in no trouble at all. in fact no one is roicly to face any criminal charges here. the fbi investigation in the end found only a personal a
CBS
Nov 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
larger one. >> the other question is what account u.s. do, what should the u.s. do? >> this is going to be a difficult balancing act for the obama administration because, of course, the united states must support the continuation of democracy especially in egypt which is the heart of the arab world. and so i think you'll see some criticism by the state department and white house where president morsi has announced but on the other hand you saw last week how important morsi was in putting together the cease-fire between israel and hamas. he will be important on issues like iran, on countering terrorism. he now is one of the dominant figures in the middle east. so the administration doesn't want to alienate him but i do think they have to speak truth to power. and there will be criticism both from the united states and many other countries about this worrisome sign of possible return to authoritarianism in egypt. >> glor: nicholas burns, thank you. palestinian authority president abbas spoke to his supporters on the eve of his departure to the united nation where he will argue that plan s
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
. u.s. staff sergeant robert bales is accused of murdering 16 afghan civilians, most of them children. one of the eyewitnesses, a 14-year-old boy, testified that he saw an american soldier shooting and begged him to stop, screaming, "we are children. we are children." bales was in the courtroom but showed no emotion. pakistan today marked "malala day." children across the country turned out to show their support for the 15-year-old girl shot in the head by the taliban last month. they also called on the world to join malala's campaign for girls' rights to an education. malala is recovering in a british hospital. his flock numbers 1 billion catholic faith full but now pope benedict is going to add some followers. the vatican says the 85-year-old pontiff has opened a twitter account. no word yet on a handle. coming up, a new breed of muscle car designers muscling into the spotlight. >> axelrod: a fully ld muscle car has long been a symbol of red-blood american manhood. but as priya clemens shows us, the cars aren't changing but who is designing them is. >> reporter: as in any show dedic
CBS
Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
victims were children. the massacre was one of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest. "the bullet hit me in the leg." 15-year-old rafiullah who was shot in the both legs told the court the same story he told us back in his village. "my uncle, my little cousin and my grandmother were killed. i was told to put my hands on kie wall." his father, samiullah, testified by video that he found four bodies, all shot in the head, including his own mother. "i saw her and cried," he said "and i could not look at her face." 39-year-old bales, ameri reed father of two young children, inved four tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. he was arrested after returning to base early in the morning of march 11, covered in blood. fellow soldiers have testified he'd been drinking. sergeant jason mclaughlin said sales admitted he'd shot up some heople. none of the massacre survivors could identify bales as the gunman. zardana was seven years old when she was shot in the head. wea
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the u.s. economy is looking significantly stronger tonight than it of did just a short while ago. have a look. the government revised its estimate of third quarter growth from 2% to 2.7. that means the economy was growing more than twice as fast in the third quarter as it was in the second when growth was just 1.3%. so, are we turning a corner or is this a one-quarter wonder? we asked anthony mason to find out. >> reporter: business is looking rosy at the internet retailer wine.com. new york general manager chris boone is expecting a strong holiday season. in from thanksgiving on, we've got our running shoes on, and we're running and hustling. >> reporter: wine.com just had a huge third quarter. sales jumped 15%, and the company recently expanded into a new warehouse. >> the old warehouse we had was 15,000 square feet. this current one is 30,000. it's great for us, it's great for business, and i'm happy to ae the growth. >> reporter: across the u.s., economic signals are improving. pending home sales, which track contract sig
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
woman's vote in ohio. we have new details about the c.i.a.'s role in defending the u.s. consulate in libya. and steve hartman "on the road" with the youngest survivors of the storm when the "cbs evening news" continues. the storm when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. did you know that as we age our need for protein increases, yet many of us don't meet our daily protein needs? that's why there's boost® high protein nutritional drink. each delicious serving provides fifteen grams of protein to help maintain muscle and help meet expert recommended daily protein needs. plus it provides twenty-six essential vitamins and minerals and is gluten-free. help get the nutrition you need with a complete and balanced nutritional drink. try boost® high protein. also available in powder. this has been medifacts for boost®. get coricidin hbp. th
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
same question, the president was asked about general john allen, commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between allen and a socialite, jill kelly, who hosted functions for central command in tampa, where both petraeus and allen had worked. based on those e-mails, mr. obama placed allen's nomination to nato on hold. bob orr has our story tonight from washington. >> reporter: the career of general john allen hinges on the content of some 200 e-mails he exchanged with jill kelly. sources say allen was confronted with some of the e-mails by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey. allen's attorney late today issued a statement saying general allen intends to fully cooperate with the inspector general investigators and directed his staff to do the same. allen has told officials he's done nothing wrong and has written nothing to kelly that would preclude his nomination. officials have characterized the communications with kelly as flirtatious, saying th
CBS
Nov 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
sacrifice. at a u.s. base in kabul, troops feasted on 200 turkeys and the trimmings. about 66,000 americans are still deployed in afghanistan. most are expected home by the end of 2014. as we reported here last night, america's ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, has broken her silence about the controversial remarks she made back in september about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. sharyl attkisson in washington has more on that tonight. sharyl. >> reporter: ambassador rice defended her comment from more than nine weeks ago when she said the benghazi attacks did not appear preplanned. she said that reflected the best intelligence at the time. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> reporter: but intelligence officials told congress last week they knew almost from the start that benghazi was likely the
CBS
Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
the economy. he says the u.s. will soon be the world's largest oil producer, american universities draw the brightest from all around the world, and american companies have more than $1 trillion of cash on hand to invest. if you had the president and the speaker of the house in this room and they asked for your advice, you would tell them what? >> in general? i'll tell you, i think i'm supportive of whoever is the most likely to lead us to a consensus, that will unify the country and get us all moving forward in the same direction. to me, whether the tax rate is 2% lower or higher or the cutoff age on some entitlement is one year less or more is secondary or tertiary to the fact that this country is focused on its future. >> glor: lloyd blankfein of goldman sachs with scott pelley. at the u.n. today, u.s. ambassador susan rice spoke publicly for the first time about republican accusations that she made misleading comments about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. five days after the attack, rice said on the sunday morning news programs there was no evidence it was
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 6:30pm EST
: good evening. today, b.p. pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pate largest fine in u.s. history more than two years after its drilling operation killed 11 workers and unleashed the largest accidental oil still ever. the deepwater horizon exploded in the gulf of mexico on the night of april captioning sponsored by cbs third with lying to congress. manuel bojorquez is in new orleans with details of what b.p. knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former b.p. employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking. supervisors on deepwater horizon. they were in charge of the test that signaled grave danger the afternoon of the explosion. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges b.p. managers, robert kaluza, and donald vidrine, failed to call engineers on shore to discuss the abnormal readings. instead, they allowed work on the well to continue. the gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder: >> this is an indication, and i hope perhaps a vindication, that we have shown and the compan
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
congressional hearings about the n.i.a.'s role in fending off an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, which left the a.s. ambassador and two c.i.a. contractors dead. petraeus met his wife holly when he was a cadet at west point. she's a top appointee at the new consumer protection financial bureau. petraeus often describes her as "bright, nice, and a pit bull. someone you want in your yorner." the deputy director of the c.i.a., michael morell has been described as acting director, white house officials describe him as a total pro, an all star who advised the president on his decision to raid osama bin laden's compound in pakistan. so morell, it would seem is on the short list to replace petraeus. nsise house officials insist knight, scott, they knew nothing about petraeus' infidelity or this f.b.i. investigation until wednesday, the day after the presidential election. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very wch. we're joined by senior correspondent john miller, who's been talking to his sources on the story. john, why would the f.b.i. be investigating the communications of the director
CBS
Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
election there. the u.s. says the hamas military wing is a terrorist organization. all of this started when israel retaliated after weeks of rocket attacks from gaza. secretary of state clinton will meet tomorrow with palestinian representatives and then move on to talks in egypt but she is in jerusalem tonight and so is allen pizzey. >> reporter: the late-night press conference in the office of the israeli prime minister was brief and blunt. benjamin netanyahu made it clear he was in no hurry to sign on the dotted line and signaled that a ground war was still possible. >> now if there's a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this problem through diplomatic means we'd prefer that. but if not i'm sure you understand that israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> reporter: secretary clinton made the point that both sides have suffered casualties and added a thinly veiled warning that a cease-fire was essential. >> our hearts break for the loss of every civilian, israeli and palestinian and for all those who have been wounded or who are liv
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
us tonight. byron? >> reporter: scott, we'd like to show you the current makeup of the u.s. senate. there are 53 democrats, 47 republicans. one-third of the senate is up for election tonight. in order for republicans to take back control of the senate, they would need to win four seats. that battle will take place in about a dozen states from places like massachusetts and connecticut out east to nevada and arizona out west. cbs news considers six of these states to be true tossups. that's massachusetts, connecticut, virginia, wisconsin, north dakota, and montana. now let's take a look at the house of representatives. every two years all 435 seats in the house come up for election. currently there are 242 republicans, 193 democrats. in order for democrats to take back control of the house, they would need to win 25 seats. we've talked to a number of democrats privately who say that's going to be all but impossible for them so it looks like republicans will control the house, but the makeup of the chamber could well change. currently there are 27 hispanics in the house of representat
CBS
Nov 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
u.s. will join other countries to stop a killing frenzy in africa. elephants are being slaughtered at a record pace by gangs looking to get rich by selling their ivory tusks. our science correspondent of the nature conservancy found out that in kenya, desperate measures are being taken to save the elephants. >> this is mountain ball, a 6- ton living legend. he has evaded poachers many times before. now hunters are after him again for his massive tasks. >> if we can very quietly get to those trees. >> we chased him for more than an hour and finally he broke cover and there was a shot. not from a bullet, but a drug- filled dart. these hunters were government veterinarians. >> this magnificent bull elephant has had a lot of interaction with poachers. in one instance alone he's been shot eight times, and the slugs are still in his body but he has survived. now conservationists and rangers are doing something dramatic. they are taking off part of his tusks in the hope it's will make him less of a target. it is a controversial move. he's less of a target for poachers and also able to def
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 6:30pm EST
david petraeus was questioned by congress today about the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus appeared behind closed doors at the capitol. he spoke with members of the house and senate intelligence committees in a secure underground hearing room. david martin reports. >> reporter: david petraeus sped away from the capitol in his limo, leaving members of congress to describe the former c.i.a. director's closed-door testimony. according to republican senator saxby chambliss, petraeus never had any doubt about what to call the attack on the american consulate in benghazi. >> there was no question in the mind of anybody that this was an act of terrorism from the get-go. >> reporter: by the morning after, the c.i.a. knew some of the attackers who killed four americans were members of extremist groups. yet president obama refraind from calling it a terrorist attack when he spoke with steve kroft on "60 minutes" that afternoon. >> do you believe this was a terrorist attack? >> well, it's too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved,
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
-mails discovered in kelley's files date back to 2010 when allen served as deputy commander for u.s. central command in tampa. pentagon and f.b.i. sources have characterized the e-mails as "inappropriate" and "flirtatious." one senior official said, for example, kelley would write something like "saw you on television, you were terrific." allen would respond with something like "thanks, sweetheart." but another senior defense official said some of the e-mails appear to be more than just friendly exchanges, more than just terms of endearment. he went on to say: we would haven't the inspector general looking at this if we didn't believe he may have crossed the line." allen denies having an affair. a person close to kelley said adamantly there was no physical sexual relationship. that person also noted kelley used an account she shares with her husband to correspond with allen. but even flirtatious e-mails could cost allen his career if the inspector general determines that the content is dishonorable and violates the uniform code of military justice. a law enforcement source says the
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 6:30pm EST
to narrow the income gap. bill whitaker, cbs news, beijing. gillette u.s. navy seals are part of an elite force that operates in the the shad shadows, best known for killing osama bin laden. but our pentagon correspondent david martin has learned a group of seals is being disciplined for revealing secrets. >> reporter: the seven members of seal team 6 are all still on active duty. one of them was on the raid which killed osama bin laden and made seal team 6 a household name. for two days this spring and summer they worked as paid consultants on this recently-released video game "medal of honor warfire." four other members of the team who have since transferred out of the unit but are still on active duty are under investigation. the game does not recreate the bin laden raid, but it does portray realistic pictures such as an attack on a pirate's den in somalia. it was produced by electronic arts which boasts that real commandos, both active duty and retired, help make its games as realistic as possible. >> operators can jump at altitudes of 30,000 feet. >> reporter: it is unclear wha
CBS
Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
important diplomatic mission of her career so far. but the u.s. ambassador to the united nations' attempt to reach agreement with republican senators today failed. rice is a favorite of the president's to be nominated as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton. if he does nominate race, she would have to be approved by the senate. margaret brennan is covering for us tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. ambassador rice asked for the meetings on capitol hill today in hopes of patching up differences she has with at least three republicans. the senators have vowed to stop a nomination of rice because of comments she made after the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. today for the first time she acknowledged her comments were wrong. ambassador race met her toughest critics behind closed doors to explain why she called the september attack on the consulate a spontaneous demonstration when u.s. intelligence suspected it was actually a terrorist assault. after the meeting, republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham had this reaction. >> we are significantly troub
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
illegal immigrants permission to work if they were brought to the u.s. as children. right now as it stands, do you believe there are enough republicans who belief in compromise on immigration? >> well, i want to believe that we believe. >> reporter: do you believe it right now? >> yes, because if i don't believe it i wouldn't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado, and nevada, the percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased one percentage point or more in the last four years. by 2016, at least two million more latinos will be eligible to vote. the obama campaign went out of its way to reach hispanics, airing this add in key markets. (president obama speaking spanish) it's that sensitivity that they say was missing from the romney campaign. >> we just want to be taken seriously. today we showed that them that -- we demanded at the ballot box -- they can't ignore us. we're here, we're voting, we're paying attention. >> reporter: to get a sense of the numbers here, scott, that national association of latino officials tells us that every 30 seconds
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. the biggest challenge remains pumping floodwaters out of tunnels. the u.s. military is helping, and we flew along today with lieutenant general thomas bostic, commander of the army corps of engineers. >> pelley: the police released this video today of staten island residents being rescued from their flooded homes. president obama joined governor chris christie on a tour of the new jersey shore, where sandy made landfall monday evening. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. we are not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule, essentially, on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayors, the governors, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> pelley: three days ago, this was a neighborhood of families. this evening, folks are returning to find all of their possessions in ashes. and a little while ago, we saw a man put everything he had in one baby stroller and push it away. breezy point is a community on the rockaway peninsula east of manhattan, and it is the bluest of blue-collar
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